Cultural Boycott

Tamar-kali with her band and special guest Sonny Singh at "Palestine Calling"
Brooklyn vocalist and composer Tamar-kali with her band and special guest Sonny Singh at our "Palestine Calling" event on November 14th, 2015.

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National Review

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In New York City today a strange spectacle is being staged: Theater artists are taking a stand against theater. When the Lincoln Center Festival announced it was staging a four-night production this month that is subsidized by the state of Israel, dozens of big-name professionals from New York’s theater world, including highly regarded actors, writers, and directors, demanded the play be scrapped.

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Electronic Intifada

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More than 80 theater artists and 12 Palestine-based theater and performance groups are demanding that New York’s Lincoln Center cancel upcoming Israeli government-sponsored performances by two Israeli theater companies.

The letter signed by renowned playwrights, actors, directors, writers and theater scholars was organized by Palestine solidarity group Adalah-NY.

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Playbill

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Lincoln Center Festival President Debora Spar has responded to a letter penned by a number of high-profile playwrights, actors, and directors calling for the cancellation of To the End of the Land. The production from Ha’bima National Theatre and the Cameri Theater of Tel Aviv, which sold out in Israel, will debut in the U.S. as planned July 24–27 as part of this summer’s Lincoln Center Festival.

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Deadline Hollywood

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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts president Deborah Spar has rejected a request, supported by a number of well-known artists and scholars, to cancel upcoming performances by a troupe underwritten by an agency of the Israeli government. The request from Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel represents the latest move to link any activity, whether commercial or nonprofit, business- or culture-related, to the international Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement created to pressure Israel into addressing issues relating to Palestinians and the Occupied Territories.

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JTA

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A group of more than 60 artists has called on Lincoln Center to retract a play that has backing from the Israeli government.

The play, “To the End of the Land,” is a part of the Lincoln Center Festival at the famed arts complex in New York. It is co-produced by the Cameri Theater of Tel Aviv and Habima National Theater of Israel, and has garnered supported from Israel’s Office of Cultural Affairs in North America.

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Ha'aretz

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יותר מ–70 אנשי תרבות אמריקאים, אירופאים ופלסטינים, בהם הזמר רוג'ר ווטרס ובמאי הקולנוע קן לואץ', שיגרו אתמול (רביעי) מכתב מחאה להנהלת מרכז לינקולן סנטר בניו יורק בדרישה לבטל את ארבע הצגות "אשה בורחת מבשורה" של תיאטראות הבימה והקאמרי בפסטיבל שייערך במרכז החודש, בטענה שהמוסדות נתמכים על ידי ממשלת ישראל ואף הופיעו בהתנחלויות בגדה. בלינקולן סנטר מסרו ל"הארץ" כי אין בכוונתם לבטל את ארבע ההצגות או להביע עמדה פוליטית כלשהי בעניין.

Translation from Hebrew

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Gothamist

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In a letter published online Wednesday, more than 60 artists and performers called on Lincoln Center to cancel upcoming performances of a play backed by the Israeli government and co-produced by two controversial Israeli theater companies who, according to the letter, "have long been actively complicit in the occupation and colonization of the West Bank."

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Artforum

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More than sixty artists, actors, directors, and playwrights have signed an open letter demanding that New York’s Lincoln Center cancel performances of a play that is coproduced by two theaters in Israel—the Ha’bima National Theater and the Cameri Theater of Tel Aviv—which have been criticized for previously staging productions in the occupied territories and backed by the Israeli government.

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